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Poster: JihadOMuffin Date: Jul 5, 2011 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead Channel on Serius?

I am 22 and been listening to the Dead lots since I was 16. Been to fifty plus related off shoot concerts and what not. I will say of course everyone likes the older stuff, I mean that is a given. But there is a bunch of stuff that is so good in the later years. Peggy-O comes to mind when thinking about amazing songs not present in their earlier years. Lazy Lightning/Supplication is another great I believe at the earliest was played in 75. Terrapin Station is dope, along with Sampson and Delilah, both excellent later songs. 9.09.90, I believe has a Let The Good Times Roll, that I always thought was amazing. A couple nineties knocking on heavens door were incredible. View From the Vault four is excellent, it is a 88 show, with the best Bertha I have listened to, along with an Excellent Dear Mr. Fantasy. Dicks Picks 21 is an excellent show, 81? I believe, or 83 maybe? But anyway first set is killer! Second Set, eh not so great, but cool Sugar Mag, Sampson, Spoonful are nice. I like the earlier periods because of TWO REASONS:
1. The Song Selection. It pinches a nerve that Here Comes The Sunshine became a rarity. Just an example, but the Best Dead Related Show I have ever seen was Ratdog at the Lebanon Opera House in opened with HCTS and it was awesome, played bunch of acoustic in Second Set. Phil seems to enjoy the earlier stuff as well, currently anyway that may change.

2. Set Combinations, and Set Length. Pretty Self Explanatory.

My whole opinion of later Dead shows boils down to the first to lines of Brown Eyed Women.

"Gone are the days when the Ox falls down, take up the yoke and plow the fields around."

Just didn't seem like they were working that hard. But once and while the magic comes back.